Get The Look: Lily Allen (Part 2)

BATD ON Jun 14, 2010 AT 9:39 am

Lily Allen in Professor Green's music video

Lily Allen in Professor Green's music video

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Base:

You’ll want to use a matt foundation here, or if you’d prefer a dewy formula make ensure you powder it to make sure it sets. For those of us that like a lighter look try using Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturiser followed by a dusting of loose powder to set it, such as Arbonne’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder (£22). If you have dark circles or blemishes, make sure you dab a spot of light-reflecting concealer over the problem areas before you dust with powder.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser

Take a bronzing powder and use it to contour by applying it under the cheek bones, over the bridge of your nose and lightly over your temples. Lastly take a cool pink blush and apply it minimally to the apple of you cheek and then lightly brush some highlighter over the top of your cheek and brow-bone.

Eyes:

Sexy, smoke is the theme here and she’s gone all out with a sultry kitten flick and nude lips to give a cute sixties feel.

Start by covering your entire eye lid with a high pigment, matt, block colour (either black or navy if you’d rather it not be to OTT). Make sure the shadow contours the crease of your socket and take it outside your outer lashes in a triangular shape to give the impression of the flick. Then take the dark shadow and smudge it under the lower lashes, taking the line up to meet the bottom of the upper lid shadow. Use a kohl pencil to fill in the inner eye liner and don’t hold back on really blacking it out, you can even take a shadow brush and blend the excess pencil into the surrounding powder to really make a statement.

If you’d like to add an edge, take a rich metallic colour (like teal or gold) and blend it into the central dome of your eye lid, making it really stand out and highlight your eyes.

MAC Eyeshadow in Contrast

MAC Eyeshadow in Contrast

Lastly take the highlighting powder you used on you cheeks and make sure the silhouette of the eye is fully blended rather than the shape just ‘sitting’ there.

If you’ve blundered, dab a cotton bud in makeup remover and gently remove the mistake, but don’t apply too much pressure as this will remove your base.

Lips:

A really quick way to get this look is to rub vaseline into your lips, let it sink in and then exfoliate them using a tooth brush. Once you’ve done this you can just dab some of your concealer over your lips and you’re good to go. However if you’d rather use a lipstick, try MAC’s Glaze lippy in Hue.

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